NMRN Blog

  • Tuesday, 8 August 2017 - 9:56am

    Willy Wong is a new intern from Hong Kong and is working alongside the archiving team at the moment. He extends a warm thank you to the Royal Navy who helped shape the development of Hong Kong for future generations.

    During the colonial era (1841-1997) of Hong Kong, the Royal Navy helped to shape the development of Hong Kong. Twenty years ago, the last element of British Forces Overseas Hong Kong, including the Royal Navy, handed the responsibility of defending Hong Kong over to the People’s Liberation Army....

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  • Thursday, 3 August 2017 - 12:27pm

    Do you have any photos, letters or printed archives relating to HMS Caroline dating from the 1920s – 2009?  If you do and would be happy for copies to be made, then the team at HMS Caroline would like to hear from you.  Some of these will be displayed over the coming years at HMS Caroline, on the onboard digital display screens and through social media.


    We are holding a series of Share Your Archive days for people to come in, meet our team and show us their HMS Caroline archives. We are specifically looking for printed or paper materials relating to specific decades on the...

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  • Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 2:06pm

    Sarah Morris is a Museum Studies student at Newcastle University and has been volunteering at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool for the last year. She talks about her experience working with the museum team and what it was like to work alongside amazing exhibits.

    As a Museum Studies student at Newcastle University, gaining practical experience through volunteering has been vital to enhance the theory that I have been taught on my year-long post graduate course.

    I’ve always loved history and decided to include this as a part of my American...

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  • Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 11:10am

     

    Our museum curator, Alice Walsh talks about her discovery of Jane Penroses diary when she was researching for our new exhibition: Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy. Alice discusses her findings and talks about women's roles onboard naval ships. 

    Helping set the foundation for Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy

    I love to read diaries and...

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  • Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 11:03am

    The board of The National Museum of the Royal Navy has agreed unanimously to keep the Yomper statue where it is on Eastney seafront.

    The resounding “yes” followed a year-long public consultation which gathered over 3000 responses from across the country.

    The Yomper, sculpted by Philip Jackson, has become a very popular feature of the Eastney seafront. It dominates the entrance to the Royal Marines Museum and was originally commissioned as a marker for the museum, the galleries of which are now closed to visitors. It was unveiled by Lady Margaret Thatcher on 8 July 1992 on the...

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  • Friday, 7 July 2017 - 10:09am

    As the first dive season on the wreck site of HMS Invincible in the Solent draws to a close this year, it has been announced the project has received initial Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) support to create a three-year programme to bring the excitement of the operation from the seabed to a much wider audience.

    Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, ‘Diving Deep - The HMS Invincible 1744’ Project is a partnership with The Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust (MAST), The National Museum of the Royal Navy and Bournemouth University to archaeologically excavate, record,...

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HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands